Sunday, September 5, 2021

Minimalism

Julian Faylona


Right then.

You are high as a fucking kite off of amphetamines and flying down the highway at 125 miles per hour. There's a severed head in the trunk and it's screaming and chanting in proto-Uralic and you tried killing yourself an hour ago and three bullets to the head later you are feeling god damn fine.

The Players

  • The Driver - High on amphetamines. Loaded revolver, minus three bullets
  • Passenger's Seat - Bullet wound to the abdomen. Bleeding has slowed, replaced with amber colored pus.
  • Back Seat 1 - Hurriedly typing on a laptop with a cracked screen.
  • Back Seat 2 - Loading teeth into something not entirely unlike a lobster.


The Destination
Some godforsaken hut in the middle of godforsaken nowhere. Something there can help you.

The Car

God this fucking thing is going to fall apart. You've pushed it too hard. The collision didn't help.

The Music

Gojira's Mouth of Kala.

Behind You

Lights in the sky. Blue-white, pulsing.

 

TLN knows what's up


9 comments:

  1. This was, initially, an entry for the 2020 Delta Green shotgun scenario contest under the goal of "maximum vibes". I succeeded at the latter part.

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  2. This kind of reminds me of some of the stuff Modron RPGs has been doing lately:

    https://modronrpgs.blogspot.com/2021/08/buckets-of-blood-masterpost.html

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    1. I just read that! This predates it, but the vibe is definitely in the same ballpark.

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  3. “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold…”

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  4. Damn, this has some Energy to it for sure

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  5. I think this is the best mini-setting I have ever read.

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  6. yes
    YES

    Amber is a recurring sign of the Strange. Unless the Driver is a southpaw it seems likely the Passenger was shot by something else. Another lobstergun?
    Are the lobstergun rounds human teeth, fangs, or something else?

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  7. You had me at "high on amphetamines".

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